Photutils contains functions for:

  • performing aperture photometry

  • performing PSF-fitting photometry

  • detecting and extracting point-like sources (e.g., stars) in astronomical images

  • detecting and extracting extended sources using image segmentation in astronomical images

  • centroiding sources

  • estimating the background and background RMS in astronomical images

  • building an effective Point Spread Function (ePSF)

  • matching PSF kernels

  • estimating morphological parameters of detected sources

The code and issue tracker are available at the following links:


For the complete list of contributors please see the Photutils contributors page on GitHub.